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The Seckel-West Fluency Scholarship Fund helps CBCS Undergraduates
The Prescott and Sandy Seckel and Valerie West Fluency Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Gabe and Sheryl Hunter in honor of their parents who have shown an unwavering dedication to their children and grandchildren. The Seckel-West Fluency Scholarship Fund will help support graduate students in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences’ department of communications sciences and disorders who are specializing in fluency issues, specifically stuttering, and their research dedicated to the discovery of the cause, improved treatments and potentially a cure.
Criminology Major Gianexis Lopez Receives Gilman Scholarship
University of South Florida student, Gianexis Lopez, won a Gilman Scholarship to study abroad for Spring 2011. Gilman Scholars receive up to $5000 to apply towards their study abroad program costs. There were only 850 Gilman Scholars selected out of 2900 applicants nationally.
School of Social Work Assistant Professors Co-Present at GSA National Meeting
School of Social Work assistant professors Iraida Carrion and Nan Sook Park co-presented a paper at the annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), November 19-23, 2010 in New Orleans, LA.
Jerri Edwards Receives 2010 Outstanding Research Achievement Award
Jerri Edwards, assistant professor in USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ School of Aging Studies received the 2010 Outstanding Research Award in recognition for her research and publications on cognitive intervention and training and winning an R21 grant from the National Institute on Aging, titled: Cognitive Speed of Processing Training Among Persons with Parkinson's Disease.
Department of Communications & Sciences Disorders Chair Receives Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology
Theresa (Terry) Hnath Chisolm, Chair of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders in the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, is a recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Achievement Award from the American Academy of Audiology. The award will be presented at the Academy’s Annual Convention, AudiologyNOW, April 6-9, 2011 in Chicago, Il.
School of Aging Study Faculty Members Appointed to the The Gerontologist Editorial Board
William Haley and Kathryn Hyer in USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ School of Aging Studies were recently appointed to the editorial board of The Gerontologist by incoming editor, Rachel Pruchno.
Holly Hills Appointed as Special Assistant to the Dean
Holly Hills, Associate Professor in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ (CBCS) Department of Mental Health Law & Policy, has been appointed as Special Assistant to the Dean for Tenure and Promotion.
CBCS Associate Professor Tamara Baker receives Outstanding Teaching Award
Tamara Baker, Associate Professor in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences’ (CBCS) School of Aging Studies, received the University of South Florida Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award for the 2009-10 school year. She was presented her award in a ceremony on November 29, 2010.
Video Profile: Criminology Professor Dr. Kathleen Heide - "Studying Violence in Children"
Video Profile: Criminology Professor Dr. Kathleen Heide - "Studying Violence in Children"
Announcing New Course: Issues & Trends in Developmental Disabilities
This interdisciplinary disability studies course will provide students with a background in the history of disabilities and an overview of the impact of disabilities across the life span.
Post-Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity
The Department of Mental Health Law and Policy, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI), College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, University of South Florida (USF) invites applications for a postdoctoral research fellowship. The 2-year fellowship will provide research and academic training.
Aging Studies’ Sandra Reynolds Honored by Gerontological Society of America
Sandra L. Reynolds, PhD, Associate Professor and Assistant Director for Academic Affairs at USF‘s School of Aging Studies, was recently honored at the 63rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), as she stepped down from the role of Treasurer after 6 years on GSA’s Executive Committee and governing Council, the first Treasurer to serve that long since the early 1960s.
Vote Now for USF/FMHI Research Library!
If we win, USF’s name will be broadcast in Times Square, as part of the American Library Association’s (ALA) publicity campaign.
CFS's Dr. Krista Kutash Steps Down from IRB after 12 Years of Service
Dr. Krista Kutash, Professor in the Department of Child and Family Studies is stepping down as Chair of the USF Social and Behavioral Institutional Review Board (IRB). Dr. Kutash has been a member of the IRB for 12 years, and Chair of the IRB for the last two years. Asked why, Dr. Kutash is quick to point out “It’s time for new blood. New IRB members bring new insights and perspectives to assist the IRB administration.”
CFS Faculty are Highlighted by the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions
The October 2010 issue of the Journal of Positive Behavior Interventions (JPBI) includes an article by faculty from the USF Department of Child & Family Studies (Karen Childs, Don Kincaid and Heather George) that provides a comprehensive model for the state-wide evaluation of school-wide positive support (SWPBS). SWPBS programs are designed to improve the behavior problems of children in schools and are in use in over 13,000 schools in the United States today.
Dr. Hernandez Serves as Guest Speaker at Hispanic Heritage Celebration
n recognition of October Hispanic Heritage Month, CFS Department Chair Dr. Mario Hernandez served as guest speaker at a celebration in Tampa, Heritage, Diversity, Integrity, and Honor: The Renewed Hope of America.
Division for Early Childhood Recognizes CFS's Dr. Glen Dunlap
Glen Dunlap, Ph.D. is the 2010 recipient of the Mary McEvoy Service to the Field Award in recognition of significant and lasting contributions to the fields of early intervention and early childhood special education.
Florida Kinship Center's Holiday Share Program
Florida Kinship Center's Holiday Share Program
Social Work 12-Month Instructor
Social Work 12-Month Instructor
Florida Governor Proclaims November 1st as Florida Trauma-Informed Care Day
The proclamation recognizes the importance of effectively addressing trauma when providing services to children, youth, adults and their families.
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Criminology Department Chair, Associate/Full Professor
Criminology Department Chair, Associate/Full Professor
Instructor, Level I, Speech-Language Pathology: USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Instructor, Level I, Speech-Language Pathology: USF Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders
Assistant Professor – Tenure track: USF School of Social Work
Assistant Professor – Tenure track: USF School of Social Work
Associate Professor – Tenure track: USF School of Social Work
Associate Professor – Tenure track: USF School of Social Work
Assistant Professor Nathan Maxfield Receives New Grant from National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders
Nathan Maxfield, Assistant Professor in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ Department of Communications Sciences & Disorders, has received a $300,000, three-year grant from the National Institutes of Health - National Institute of Deafness & Other Communication Disorders.
CBCS Associate Dean Offers Donation Match for Undergraduate Research Fund During Faculty & Staff Campaign
CBCS Associate Dean Catherine Batsche is encouraging all faculty and staff to consider the CBCS Undergraduate Research Fund as part of their Faculty & Staff Campaign contributions this year by matching all of their donations up to a total of $2500.
Child & Family Studies Welcomes FDLRS Team
The USF Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System (FDLRS) Multidisciplinary Clinic has recently joined the Department of Child and Family Studies (CFS) within the Division of Applied Research and Educational Support (DARES)
Dr. Dinorah Martinez-Tyson Recipient of 2010 Hispanic Pathways Award
Dr. Martinez-Tyson, Department of Aging & Mental Health Disparities, is the recipient of the 2010 Hispanic Pathways Award in the non-tenured faculty category.
CBCS welcomes new Development Director
CBCS welcomes new Development Director
CBCS Opens New Computer Lab
The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences recently completed renovation on a brand new computer lab. The new state-of-the-art facility houses over 30 computers and the latest research software.
CBCS Welcomes New 2010 Faculty Members
CBCS is proud to welcome the following new faculty members...
CBCS Faculty Members Emphasize Importance of the Community in Representative Reed’s Visit
On September 7, Florida House State Representative Betty Reed (D – 59th District) visited the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences to learn and engage in dialogue with faculty members and students regarding their research in the community.
Drs. Michael Knox & Jeffrey Beal receive $1.6 million 4-year grant from HRSA to provide Hepatitis C treatment in HIV care settings
Dr. Michael Knox and Dr. Jeffrey Beal recently received a $1.6 million four-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to provide Hepatitis C treatment in HIV care settings.
Drs. Colleen Clark and Kathy Moore Receive 5-Year Award to Evaluate CSAT Homelessness Treatment Program
Drs. Colleen Clark and Kathy Moore have received a 5-year, $350K subcontract with the Agency for Community Treatment Services (ACTS, Inc.) to conduct an evaluation of the Homelessness Treatment grant program that is funded by the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMSHA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT).
National Suicide Prevention Week: September 5 - 11
Suicide is a community issue and major public health issue.
Kali Thomas receives grant from the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Kali Thomas, PhD candidate at USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ School of Aging Studies, was recently awarded a grant through the Grants for Health Services Research Dissertation Program, funded by the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ).
Children's Mental Health Research & Policy Conference: Call for Papers – Now Open!
The 24th Annual Children’s Mental Health Research and Policy Conference seeks to enhance the effectiveness of services and systems for children and youth with mental health challenges and their families.
Associate Professor in Department of Communication & Sciences Disorders receives USF Faculty International Travel Grant
Jennifer Lister, Associate Professor and Audiology Graduate Program Director in the Department of Communication & Sciences Disorders (CSD) at USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, recently received a Faculty International Travel Grant Internal Award from USF’s Faculty Senate Research Council.
Continuing His Studies While Serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom: William Dunker
William Dunker, a Criminology major at the University of South Florida’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, is a paralegal for the National Guard (regular Army while deployed), and has worked in the military justice department of JAG, He is currently working as the paralegal for Legal Assistance/Client Services, assisting soldiers with civil matters.
Xigrid Soto selected as participant in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program: Class of 2010
Xigrid Soto, graduate clinician at USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ Department of Communication & Sciences Disorders (CSD), has been selected as a participant in the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association’s Minority Student Leadership Program (MSLP): Class of 2010. This year’s MSLP will be held during the association’s convention, November 16-21 in Philadelphia, PA.
Child & Family Studies receives gift from Tampa Interbay Rotary Club.
The Tampa Interbay Rotary Club recently donated $14,000 to the Department of Child & Family Studies' ABA. The money was raised through the club's Cycling Out Autism event. The fundraiser is planned again for next year and its proceeds will again support the ABA program.
Drs. Batsche, Boothroyd, and Stiles Awarded USF Global Academic Partners Grant
Dr. Catherine Batsche, Dr. Roger Boothroyd, and Dr. Paul Stiles recently received a Global Academic Partners grant from USF. The researchers, all from the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences, will utilize this funding to establish a research ethics partnership with faculty at the University of Cape Coast (UCC) in Ghana, Africa.
DuDell Receives iTOPP Awards
Gary Dudell, associate professor at USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences’ Department of Rehabilitation & Mental Health Counseling, received two awards in July 2010 though the Innovative Teaching Opportunities (iTOPP) grant program from the Center for 21st Century Teaching Excellence at the University of South Florida. The awards will support two projects entitled “The Field Placement Experience: An overview for On-Site Supervisors,” and “Conversations with Mind/Body Practitioners II”. The projects are Dr. DuDell’s vision of innovation, technology, and academics.
School of Social Work Appoints New Director
The College of Behavioral & Community Sciences is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor and Director of the School of Social Work, Dr. Bonnie L. Yegidis. Yegidis holds a doctoral degree from the College of Education at the University of South Florida and the MSW degree from West Virginia University. She is also a certified family mediator in the state of Florida.
Universities have Evolved into Small Cities
An expert in campus law enforcement, Max Bromley says universities have evolved into small cities with policing needs that mirror urban areas.
Third Edition of Mental Health Services Book Focuses on Parity, Transformation and Recovery
A new book edited by faculty from the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences reflects new ideas about how to improve mental health services.
JAMA Commentary First for USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences
Dr. Elizabeth Perkins, a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies, has become the first faculty member in CBCS to author a Commentary published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Associate Professor Lisa Brown elected to American Psychological Association’s Division 20 Executive Committee
Lisa Brown, associate professor in the Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities at USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, has been elected to the Executive Committee of American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 20. Brown, who received her PhD in Clinical Psychology in 2002 from Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, will serve on the Committee for three years.
Associate Professor Jessica McIlvane receives Science & Technology Policy Fellowship
Jessica M. McIlvane, associate professor in the School of Aging Studies at USF’s College of Behavioral & Community Sciences (CBCS), has been awarded a Science & Technology Policy Fellowship by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). The fellowship, which falls under the AAAS Health, Education & Human Services program fellowship area, will be served in the Office of Science Policy and Public Liaison (OSPPL) at the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR).
Florida/Caribbean AIDS Education and Training Center Gets $16 Million Grant To Lead AIDS Education Effort
Fueled by a $16 million federal grant, the University of South Florida Center for HIV Education and Research will lead a multi-university effort to combat the disease through training of doctors and other health care providers.
Department of Aging and Mental Health Disparities Associate Professor Receives Emerging Professional Award
Yuri Jang, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Aging & Mental Health Disparities in the College of Behavioral & Community Sciences at the University of South Florida, has received the 2010 Emerging Professional Award presented by the Society for the Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues, a division of the American Psychological Association.
Committed to Reforming Higher Education: Dionne J. Ferguson, Esq.
Dionne is committed to reforming Higher Education, with a particular passion for improving the accessibility of education to people of color.
Now Available: Online Learning in Children's Mental Health
The online in-service training program at USF provides access to current knowledge and practical skills needed to work in systems serving the mental health needs of children, youth, and their families.
MHLP Assistant Professor Receives USF New Researcher Grant Award
Dr. Eva Kimonis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy was awarded a 2010-2011 USF New Researcher Grant.
Gil Kerlikowske - USF’s most prominent alumnus returns to campus to share his unique perspective as the nation’s drug czar
Gil Kerlikowske, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy and USF alumnus, appeared at a town hall meeting in the Marshall Center May 12.
Dr. Kwang-Sun Blair Awarded CBCS Internal Grant for Spring 2010
Dr. Kwang-Sun Cho Blair, associate professor of the Department of Child and Family Studies is the recipient of the CBCS Internal Grant Award for Spring 2010.
CSD celebrates USF Youth Day 2010
The University of South Florida's Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders continues to help children who stutter, and their families, by teaming-up with the National Stuttering Association (NSA) to educate Speech-Language Pathologists and provide family workshops. On Friday, April 30, 2010, the USF chapter of the National Student Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NSSLHA-USF) hosted a group of 70 Speech-Language Pathologists from the Greater Tampa Bay region. The SLPs attended a workshop given by Nina Reeves, a specialist board-certified in fluency disorders by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Nina provided first-class instruction on treatment for emerging stuttering, demonstrating her approach to clinical decision-making, and familiarizing the SLPs with specific treatment techniques by presenting and dissecting several case study video demonstrations of treatment sessions with kids from Nina's private practice in McKinney, TX.
Nicole Marchman: Foster care hero
To look at Nicole Marchman today, you might never know this confident 28-year-old USF student had a very difficult childhood.
Faculty Profile: Nan Sook Park
Dr. Nan Sook Park an assistant professor in the School of Social Work has received a 2010- 2011 USF New Researcher Grant Award.
Professor John Petrila Receives Fulbright Scholar Award
John Petrila, J.D., LLM., a professor in the College of Behavioral and Community Sciences at the University of South Florida has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Award for January – June 2011 at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands.
FMHI’s Research Library Receives Digitization Grant
The Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute’s (FMHI) Research Library has been awarded a grant to digitize the “Issues in Mental Health” USF television series. The $5,000 Express Library Digitization Grant was awarded by the National Library of Medicine’s (NLM) National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Southeastern/Atlantic Region. The award will allow the 35 half-hour shows in the series to be transcribed, digitized, and placed online for public education access and curriculum support for faculty within USF and the nation.
School of Social Work's Iraida Carrion receives 2009 Career Catalyst Award
School of Social Work Assistant Professor Iraida V. Carrion, PhD is the recipient of the 2009 Career Catalyst Award in Cancer Disparity Research from the University of South Florida (USF)/Moffitt Cancer Center’s Research Training and Education Core (RTEC).
Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County Proud to Partner with CSD Students to Provide Interpretive Services at McDonald Training Center
The Prosperity Campaign of Hillsborough County, whose mission is to connect low and moderate income households in the county with resources- including free tax preparation and access to multiple tax benefits, as well as financial education and tools- that will help them achieve and maintain financial stability- is excited to announce the launch of a new pilot project this tax season, of which USF’s Communications Sciences and Disorders department will be a vital part.
CFS's Bruce Lubotsky Levin and AMHD's Marion Becker Co-Edit New Book Addressing Women's Mental Health
As many as one-half of all women in the U.S. will experience some form of mental illness in their lives—an especially distressing fact when health care budgets are in flux, adding to existing disparities and unmet health needs. Written from a unique multidisciplinary framework and edited by Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH, and Marion Ann Becker, RN, PhD, A Public Health Perspective of Women’s Mental Health addresses today’s most pressing mental health challenges: effective treatment, efficient prevention, equal access, improved service delivery, and stronger public policy.
2009 Length of Service Award Honorees
The 2009 Length of Service Awards Luncheon was held Wednesday, January 27 to honor 51 individuals with a distinct amount of service at the University of South Florida.
Now OnLine: Special Guest Lecture by Dr. Gregory A. Aarons
Dr. Aarons, Associate Professor of Psychiatry from the University of California, San Diego, is currently involved in research funded by NIMH grants that examines factors affecting statewide evidence-based practice implementation and organizational readiness. His January 12 presentation at USF is now available to view online.
Study led by CBCS Professor finds stress for spouse caregivers increases their stroke risk
(Tampa, Fla Jan. 14, 2010) – A study published in the February issue of Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association (Vol. 41 #2) reports that the strain associated with caring for a disabled spouse can significantly increase the caregiver’s risk of stroke.

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